Author / Scott DeToffol

In a big milestone for SpaceX’s Starship development, SN15 successfully flew and safely landed its first prototype spaceship. A day later, Elon Musk has said they may try to launch the SN15 again! I think they might fly this until something breaks.

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I shot this short video of Sam biking yesterday with my DJI Mini 2 quadcopter. Music: https://www.bensound.com

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The number of firsts that SpaceX achieved with this Starship SN8 test will mark this as a seminal day in the history of space flight. This is a major step towards putting humans on Mars. It was thrilling to watch this live with Charlie and Sam. I’m very much looking forward to the continuation of […]

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America is officially back in the space industry lead. SpaceX launched two American astronauts to the International Space Station this weekend from historic Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, ending a 9-year drought for America’s ability to send humans into space. This is the Crew Demo-2 mission by SpaceX and NASA, using a new Falcon […]

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This is an interesting look at how modern rockets expend their fuel and jettison their stages. Saturn V. Space Shuttle. Falcon Heavy. SLS.

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Better late than never! Deer Tick – Mayonnaise J.S. Ondara – Tales of America Anders Osborne – Alone Ian Noe – Between the Country Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream Brittney Howard – Jamie The Highwomen Yola – Walk Through Fire Khruangbin – Hasta El Cielo Tool – Fear Inoculum Steve Earle & The […]

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The DeToffol’s are sheltered at home in Minnesota and plan to stay isolated for the foreseeable future. We are very privileged in that we are currently healthy, are able to shelter in our wonderful home in a safe community, and that I am able to continue to work from home. This detailed and well-sourced article […]

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We got the Simmons SD600 electronic drum kit for Christmas and it has been a lot of fun. I’ve been watching a bunch of drumming videos and this isolated footage of Danny Carey playing on “Pneuma” is my current favorite. Danny is a true master, who obviously loves his art. And this is a great […]

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This video gives a decent introduction into why you should secure your devices and digital accounts. Pay special attention to your personal email account. It is the most crucial account to secure as tightly as possible because it is the gateway to all your other accounts. Buy products with security built-in. Make sure your software […]

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Apollo 11 Patch

It has been 50 years since the Apollo missions launched humans to the moon. In celebration, there are a multitude of events, documentaries and retrospectives and websites marking the anniversary. I’ll update this list as I find more. NASA’s official Apollo 50th website. This amazing NASA document from 1971, before Apollo 13, contains 8 articles […]

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